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ang dating pangalan ng PILIPINAS ay ang:

"LA ISLAS DE FELIPINAS" "island of felipinas"
ito ay ipinangalan ng isang eksplolador na kastila nasi ROY LOPEZ DE VILLALOBOS. sa karangal ng hari ng espanya nasi HARING PHILIP II.

bago ito ay naging PHILIPPINES sa wikang ingles.

(^_^)hope it can help.......